2010 CIFL season
League Continental Indoor Football League
Sport Indoor Football
Regular season
Season champions Cincinnati Commandos
Season MVP Ben Mauk, CIN
League postseason
1 vs 4 CIFL Semifinals champions Cincinnati Commandos
  1 vs 4 CIFL Semifinals runners-up Miami Valley Silverbacks
2 vs 3 CIFL Semifinals champions Wisconsin Wolfpack
  2 vs 3 CIFL Semifinals runners-up Fort Wayne Firehawks
CIFL Championship Game
Finals champions Cincinnati Commandos
  Runners-up Wisconsin Wolfpack
CIFL Championship Game MVP Ben Mauk (CIN)
CIFL seasons
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The CIFL's 2010 game ball

The 2010 Continental Indoor Football League season was the league's fifth overall season. The regular season started on Saturday March 13 with the expansion Cincinnati Commandos defeating the Miami Valley Silverbacks 38-32, and ended with the 2010 CIFL Championship Game, on June 26, 2010, at the Cincinnati Gardens in Cincinnati, Ohio where the Commandos defeated the Wisconsin Wolfpack 54-40.

In 2010, the league saw its size shrink again. This time it was from 8 teams to 6 teams, as Fort Wayne Freedom, Rock River Raptors and the Wheeling Wildcats folded following the 2009 season, and the Chicago Slaughter departed the league to join the Indoor Football League. The CIFL awarded the Cincinnati Commandos and Fort Wayne FireHawks expansion franchises, and the Milwaukee Bonecrushers moved to Chicago and became the Cardinals.

On May 26, 2010, It was announced that the Marion Mayhem ceased operations immediately. This made the league finish with only 5 teams, with the top 4 still making the playoffs.


Since the league was back to 6 teams for the first time since 2006, they did away with divisions and went back to a ten game schedule for each team. Every team was scheduled to play a home and away game with every team except Miami Valley, as they were competing as a travel team.

Scheduling changes

On May 26, 2010, It was announced that the Marion Mayhem ceased operations immediately. As a result of the Mayhem folding Fort Wayne, Wisconsin and Miami Valley were awarded wins for their remaining games against Marion. Fort Wayne was awarded two wins, while Wisconsin and Miami Valley each receive one win.[1] This was the first time that a CIFL team had failed to finish a season in which it hard started.

Regular season standings

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Team W L T PCT PF PA PF (Avg.) PA (Avg.) STK
Cincinnati Commandos-y 9 1 0 .900 493 294 49.3 29.4 L1 Details
Wisconsin Wolfpack-x 8 2 0 .800 345 213 34.5 21.3 W3 Details
Fort Wayne Firehawks-x 6 4 0 .600 294 267 36.75 33.375 W2 Details
Miami Valley Silverbacks-x 4 6 0 .400 309 354 34.33 39.33 W1 Details
Marion Mayhem 3 7 0 .300 202 193 33.67 32.16 L5 Details
Chicago Cardinals 0 10 0 .000 205 525 20.5 52.5 L10 Details


  Semifinals 2010 CIFL Championship Game Finals
  1  Cincinnati 48  
4  Miami Valley 24  
  1  Cincinnati 54  
  2  Wisconsin 40  
2  Wisconsin 25
  3  Fort Wayne 24  

Rule changes

The league adapted a 8th man on both sides of the ball after playing 7-on-7 since the leagues birth in 2006.


The league launched the Gameday Center on its website that would allow followers to enjoy live stats for each game. Team's were also allowed to use local media to broadcast the teams under their own terms.


The FireHawks only had home uniforms so teams that hosted the FireHawks wore their road uniforms against them.

Coaching changes


Team 2011 Coach 2010 Coach(es) Reason for leaving Story/Accomplishments
Miami Valley Silverbacks Brian Wells Derrick Shepard Demotion The team named former Cincinnati Swarm (af2), Louisville Fire (af2) and Cincinnati Marshals (NIFL) assistant Brian Wells as head coach. The 2010 Silverbacks finished the regular season with, at the time, the best winning percentage in team history (.400) and their second ever playoff berth.[2]

Shepard, who was the Dayton Silverbacks' Head Coach in 2009 before he was replaced prior to the 2010 regular season, after posting a 0-10 record. In 2010 he served as the Line Coach for the Silverbacks under Wells.[3]

Records and milestones

  • Most sacks in a game: 4, Thomas McKenzie, Fort Wayne (vs. Chicago, June 5, 2010)
  • Most shutouts in a single season: 2, Wisconsin (vs. Fort Wayne, April 16, 2010) & Fort Wayne (vs. Chicago, June 5, 2010)


Regular season awards

Award Winner Position Team
CIFL MVP Ben Mauk Quarterback Cincinnati Commandos
Offensive Player of the Year Dominick Goodman Wide Receiver Cincinnati Commandos
Co-Defensive Players of the Year James Spikes/Tramaine Billie Defensive Lineman/Linebacker Cincinnati Commandos/Fort Wayne FireHawks
Special Teams Player of the Year Mike Tatum Wide Receiver Marion Mayhem/Fort Wayne FireHawks
All-Purpose Player of the Year Brandon Wogoman Wide Receiver Chicago Cardinals/Wisconsin Wolfpack
Co-Coaches of the Year Billy Back/Brian Wells Head Coaches Cincinnati Commandos/Miami Valley Silverbacks

1st Team All-CIFL

Quarterback Ben Mauk, Cincinnati
Running back Greg Moore, Cincinnati
Wide receiver Dominick Goodman, Cincinnati
Marques Johnson, Wisconsin
Justin Wynn, Fort Wayne
Offensive tackle Matt Rahn, Chicago/Wisconsin
Khalil El-Amin, Cincinnati
Center Richard Bailey, Cincinnati
Defensive end James Spikes, Cincinnati
Kurt Ware, Wisconsin
Defensive tackle Terrill Byrd, Cincinnati
Linebacker Tramaine Billie, Fort Wayne
Defensive Back E.J. Underwood, Cincinnati
Jeff Franklin, Cincinnati
Josh Nettles, Wisconsin
Chris Stanford, Miami Valley

Special teams
Kicker Tony Smidl, Wisconsin
All-Purpose Player Brandon Wogoman, Chicago/Wisconsin
Kick returner Mike Tatum, Marion

2nd Team All-CIFL

Quarterback Matt Schabert, Wisconsin
Running back Eric Donoval, Wisconsin
Wide receiver Brandon Boehm, Cincinnati
Marcus Lewis, Wisconsin
Daniel Stover, Miami Valley
Offensive tackle Brandon Price, Marion
Frank Straub, Cincinnati
Center Anthony Harris, Fort Wayne
Defensive end Thomas McKenzie, Marion/Fort Wayne
Adrian Henry, Chicago
Defensive tackle Derrick Crawford, Miami Valley
Linebacker Clayton Mullins, Cincinnati
Defensive Back Paul Carter, Fort Wayne
Ricky Emery, Chicago
Quincy Hudson, Wisconsin
Robbie Wilson, Cincinnati

Special teams
Kicker Travis Johnson, Cincinnati
All-Purpose Player Robert Redd, Cincinnati
Kick returner Brandon Wogoman, Chicago/Wisconsin




Player Comp. Att. Comp% Yards TD's INT's Long
Ben Mauk (CIN) 170 260 65.4 1826 56 14 45
Matt Schabert (WIS) 137 227 60.4 1299 32 10 39
Ron Ricciardi (CHI) 89 209 42.6 842 14 20 28
Josh Davis (MAR) 71 155 48.3 707 10 8 35
Kota-Carone Colors (FW) 71 155 45.8 694 14 9 45


Player Car. Yards Avg. TD's Long
Greg Moore (CIN) 95 348 3.7 8 20
Josh Davis (MAR) 42 249 5.7 3 24
Kyenes Mincy (MV) 41 244 6.0 4 24
Kota-Carone Colors (FW) 42 226 5.4 4 28
Derrick Moss (MV) 63 214 3.4 4 26


Player Rec. Yards Avg. TD's Long
Dominick Goodman (CIN) 47 473 10.1 18 45
Marques Johnson (WIS) 32 461 14.1 11 35
Marcus Lewis (WIS) 53 446 8.4 15 31
Brandon Boehm (CIN) 43 438 10.4 12 40
Robert Redd (CIN) 36 398 11.1 15 38


Player Tackles Solo Assisted Sack INT TD's
Tramaine Billie (FW) 78 55 23 1.0 4 3
Tez Morris (CIN) 60 47 13 0.0 0 0
Kurt Ware (WIS) 54 43 11 15.0 0 0


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